Warner Music are still keen to stress that their legal wranglings with the other stakeholders of the co-owned imprint Maverick are in no way related to their ongoing A&R relationship with the most high profile of those stakeholders – Madonna.
However Madonna herself doesn’t seem so convinced. Her manager Caresse Henry poured scorn on Warner’s claim that they remained on good terms with Madonna despite suing her record label – telling reporters: “It’s like serving somebody divorce papers and then asking them when they want to go to dinner.”
Madonna herself has told the New York Times: “I find myself in the ludicrous position of being sued by my own record company, whom I have been loyal, industrious and reliable to for over 20 years. For them to behave this way is nothing short of treason.”
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